Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks on Lindsey Buckingham band split – ‘It was a LONG time coming’

Having been back in Fleetwood Mac for over 20 years, Lindsey Buckingham left the band again in 2018. And now his former lover Stevie Nicks has spoken out on the split. According to the LA Times, Buckingham claims in legal documents that his firing came a few days after the band appeared at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony in January 2018.

The 70-year-old alleges that he was told later on that Nicks believed he mocked her while she was giving a speech at the ceremony.

Apparently the singer was upset and so told the rest of Fleetwood Mac that she’d leave the band if Buckingham wasn’t fired.

Reluctant to talk about the event, Nicks did admit that it was the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”

But added: “I never planned for that to happen.”

The 72-year-old said: “Any time we re-formed to do a tour or a record, I always walked in with hope in my heart.

“And I just was so disappointed. I felt like all the wind had gone out of my sails.”

Nicks felt Buckingham’s departure was a “long time coming”, but had hoped that “things would get better.”

“I just felt like a dying flower all the time. I stayed with him from 1968 until that night. It’s a long time.”

The singer admitted how she felt her late parents were talking to her about Buckingham.

Nick added: “I could hear my mom saying, ‘Are you really gonna do this for the rest of your life?’

“And I could hear my dad saying in his very pragmatic way — because my dad really liked Lindsey —‘I think it’s time for you and Lindsey to get a divorce.’

“It’s a very unfortunate thing. It makes me very, very sad.”

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Back in August, Nicks shared how she fears for her voice in the face of coronavirus.

The Fleetwood Mac star revealed her worries in a journal post put on her Twitter account.

Expressing deep concerns over the pandemic’s effects across the US, the Fleetwood Mac star wrote: “Are you aware, everyone, that if you survive this virus you will be fighting the after-effects for the rest of your life?

“Micro-blood clots in all your organs; in your brain, neurological problems; a cough that rips your throat apart and keeps coming back.”

While adding: “If I get it, I will probably never sing again.

“Put me on a ventilator and I will be hoarse for the rest of my life. “I don’t have much time… I am 72 years old….”

The star was promoting her new concert movie, Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold The Concert.

Shot a couple of years ago, the film will play in cinemas on October 21 and 25 only.

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